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How To Increase Your HEALTH SPAN & Live Longer

 

There’s a reason that the anti-aging market is worth billions of dollars, we all want to live a little longer and a little healthier.

 

Luckily this week Dr. Rob has 3 things you can do to help slow the aging process and improve your lifespan AND healthspan!

 

 

Every month scientific and technological advancements make it so that our lives are on average 1 week longer. That’s crazy! But while technology can improve your LIFESPAN your health may not be able to keep up. There are ways you can change your lifestyle to improve your HEALTHSPAN which is the number of years where you are generally in good health.

 

There’s no biological rule that says we have to age, aging is just damage to our cell’s DNA and us not being able to repair it quickly enough. In the future it is believed that technology and medicine could increase the average lifespan to 150 years!

 

While technology can help there are a few things you can do RIGHT NOW to slow aging naturally. Dr. David Sinclair is a medical researcher at Harvard who specializes in the effects of aging and published a book called Lifespan where he talks about 3 things you can do to slow the aging process.

 

Intermittent Fasting

Involves consuming all of your daily calories in a 6-8 hour period throughout the day. Restricting your mealtimes within this time frame has actually been shown to help slow aging!  While fasting seems like it may put more stress on your body, research has shown that it could be a positive type of stress that encourages our bodies to be more efficient, reduce inflammation, and become better at repair. When you combine all of these things it can help slow the aging process. For more in depth info on intermittent fasting check out this blog.

 

Exposure to Hot & Cold

Studies of Nordic countries where the use of saunas is popular have shown that they tend to live longer! Exposure to high heat like a sauna can help reduce inflammation and may boost hormones associated with cell regeneration.

On the opposite spectrum exposure to cold like an ice bath or a cold shower can help reduce stress, inflammation, and fatigue! Nothing like an ice cold shower to wake you up in the morning!

 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

If we could recommend a workout type to most people it would be HIIT. Its benefits include boosting your metabolism, burning a ton of calories in a crazy-quick amount of time (and even after the workout is over), preserving muscle, and boosting your aerobic fitness. HIIT has also been shown to improve mitochondrial function. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of your cells and provide your body with the energy to do anything including cell repair and maintenance. As we age and our mitochondria slow down and produce less energy. HIIT could help your mitochondria stay more efficient to provide your body with much needed energy to repair itself and slow aging!

 

Interested in integrating HIIT into your fitness routine but you’re not sure where to start?  Try our Virtual Fit Club! You’ll have access to the exclusive members app where you can keep track of your progress, 3 different workouts EVERY DAY, and a stellar fitness community. We have 3 amazing fit coaches that will create a personalized nutrition plan and check in with you regularly so that you can achieve your health goals!

 

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, check it out here.

Waterloo Chiropractor Dr. Rob shares some fun facts from the book by David Sinclair Lifespan on how to slow down the aging process. There are 4 things you can do naturally to help slow down the DNA damage caused by aging.

If you’re in pain and in need of emergency physiotherapy or chiropractic you can email info@pricehealth.ca to see if you qualify.

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